EMDR Therapy Basic Training - Early Fall 2023

Bring a new dimension of healing to your work with this three-part, EMDRIA approved Basic EMDR Training. We’ll guide you, step-by-step, through the theory and practice of EMDR as a comprehensive psychotherapy. You’ll learn to employ EMDR for trauma-related disorders and life challenges such as low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, loneliness, grief, anxiety, depression and addictions. Compelling video examples of real clinical sessions illustrate key concepts. And you’ll practice what you learn through supervised work in dyads. Case consultation is included, providing support as you start using EMDR with your own clients.

EMDR is easily integrated into your current practice. It complements and strengthens the effectiveness of other methods you already rely on. You can use it with children, families and couples. It offers one of the quickest pathways to symptom relief and is proven to provide lasting—even transformational—change in clients’ lives. Read about all the benefits of this Basic Training below.
Basic Training
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Training Program Schedule
Part One: September 8 - 10, 2023
Part Two: October 13 - 15, 2023
Part Three: November 10 - 11, 2023
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Trainer / Trainers
Deany Laliotis, LICSW
Training Coordinator
Loralee Bowen
Continuing Education Credits
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EMDR Basic Training opens the door to a new level of clinical effectiveness in your work. As an EMDR Therapist, you will be able to help clients find lasting relief from their symptoms and live more fully than ever before. EMDR Training prepares you to help your clients permanently resolve persistent problems of daily life that are rooted in complex trauma.


Overall Training Objectives

  1. Apply EMDR therapy to treat trauma-related disorders with cultural competence using an anti-racist approach.
  2. Understand and apply the Adaptive Information Processing Model of EMDR therapy as a framework for understanding and treating a client’s current life difficulties.
  3. Understand the core elements of EMDR as a comprehensive psychotherapy approach that treats the whole person, emphasizing the importance of the therapeutic relationship.
  4. Apply EMDR therapy to one or more special populations, such as children, couples and families, and clients who struggle with addictions.
  5. To support trainees in successfully integrating EMDR therapy into one’s clinical practice throughout the training and beyond.



EMDR Therapy Basic Training is for mental health professionals who are licensed for independent practice, or who are on a licensing track under the supervision of a licensed supervisor. Graduate students who have completed their core coursework and are in a practice setting are also eligible to participate. All non-licensed clinicians must submit a letter from their supervisor documenting their status.


If you are a full-time, non-contract employee of a government or non-profit mental health agency, we offer a discounted tuition rate for EMDR Therapy Basic Training.  Please contact us at for more information.

EMDR Basic Training Will Change the Way You Practice for Good

This is a practice-changing approach to transformational healing with EMDR Therapy. It’s your chance to master the theory and practice of EMDR with Deany Laliotis LICSW, one of the field’s most dynamic and highly regarded EMDR trainers.

  • Basic EMDR therapy procedures, protocols and techniques;
  • A full range of applications from EMDR treatment for acute trauma and PTSD to longer-term EMDR therapy for challenging clinical cases like complex trauma and dissociative disorders;
  • How to use EMDR therapy to treat problems of daily life such as low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, loneliness, anxiety, depression and addictions;
  • The practice of EMDR teletherapy—an essential skill for your successful practice.

This three-part, 46-hour training is approved by EMDRIA. It combines teaching and clinical video case studies as well as clinical practice sessions that give you first-hand experience of EMDR memory processing both as a clinician and from the client’s point of view.

Meet Your Trainer

Deany Laliotis, LICSW

Deany Laliotis

Deany Laliotis, LICSW, Founder and Director of The Center, has been an evangelist for EMDR since it was introduced. She worked closely with Dr. Francine Shapiro and served as Senior Trainer and Director of Training for the EMDR Institute. Deany is in demand worldwide as a Master Trainer, speaker and leading light in EMDR innovations and refinements. She will be leading Part 3 of this Basic Training. In 2019, Deany launched The Center to realize her vision of training therapists to practice EMDR as a comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy at the highest level of excellence. From EMDRIA-approved EMDR Basic Trainings to Masterclass Retreats, The Center trains therapists in the art as well as the science of EMDR.

Informational Brochure

Please see the training’s informational brochure for details about the daily schedule, continuing education credit, trainers, finances, training location and travel information, reading materials, and much more!

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Here’s What One Colleague Says about Basic Training

Both personally and professionally, I have benefited so much from Deany’s EMDR Therapy Basic Training. This program was a perfect combination of didactics, videos of real therapy sessions, small group discussions, and, most importantly, the opportunity to practice EMDR therapy with other trainees! I grew immensely from my experiences as the therapist, client, and observer. Plus, I received support for specific questions that came up in my clinical work. I appreciate Deany’s passion, expertise, and comprehensive teaching approach!

Anna Jadanova , Ph.D.

PCT/SATP Psychologist
Roseburg, OR
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